Sunrise Hiking Elopement in Telluride // Jen & John

Jen and John had originally planned on having an intimate summer wedding at a ranch outside of Telluride, however once the pandemic hit we changed plans and they decided to have an adventurous elopement with their closest friends, hiking to the top of a mountain in the dark so they could elope at a high-alpine lake at sunrise, and it turned out to be an incredible day.

The morning of Jen and John’s elopement we hit the trailhead early in the morning and started our 3 mile hike up the mountain (one way) in complete darkness with just a handful of their closest friends. After a 1,515 ft elevation gain, we reached our destination just before the alpenglow and Jen changed into her wedding dress while her best man put wildflowers in her hair as John was getting ready just around the corer with his best man. They read their vows during the sunrise and shared their first kiss at the dawn of a beautiful day. After their incredible ceremony we had a small brunch-style picnic complete with cheese, crackers, and of course champagne and then we spend the morning enjoying the sun while we had the whole place to ourselves.

We spent the day hiking around, taking pictures, and laughing so much. We stopped by one of the most popular spots in town, Bridal Veil Falls, and hiked around the waterfall (Colorados tallest free-falling waterfall) which was the perfect way to end such an epic day. Sometimes things don’t work out as you originally planned because the universe has something so much better planned for you!

The team:
Bridal Designer: BHLDN
Grooms Attire: Suit Supply
Hair: Kylie Borchers  Moxie Loft
Florist: Flowers by Ella
Bride’s Boots: Frye Boots
Yeti Backpack Cooler
Tai Jewelry